Spring Craft: DIY Herb Garden Painted and Labeled Planters

The Craft Challenge

This post is part of The Craft Challenge. If you’re interested in learning more about the challenge, you can read about it here.
DIY painted planters with labels

While deciding what I wanted to make for the Spring portion of The Craft Challenge, I kept coming back to flowers. But I didn’t want to use flowers because I painted them last week. What’s more Spring-y than flowers?

I’ve wanted an herb garden for a long time, and Spring is a good time to buy herbs. I also enjoy painting so putting the two together seemed like a no-brainer. So, an indoor herb garden it is.

Making everything was the easy part. Keeping the herbs alive is going to be a bit harder. I’ve never kept anything green for more than a month, so we’ll see how this goes. I’ll keep you updated.

DIY planter materials

Things You Will Need:
Planters
Newspaper
Acrylic paint
Paint brushes
Painters tape
Sharpie paint markers

You will also need herbs (which you can buy at a greenhouse for about $5 each) and some potting soil. The lady I talked to at the greenhouse recommend Gardner’s Gold brand.

painting tape on planter

Step 1
Tape off the top half of your planter so the paint stays below the rim.

solid-colored planter pots

Step 2
Start painting your planters. I chose a variety of bright colors to add some pop to my living room.

painted labeled herb planters

Step 3
Paint your labels onto the planters. I chose to do some hand lettering of each herb I chose with a minimalist design.

DIY painted planters with labels

Make sure they have a good drainage system and you’re good to go! Set them on a sunny windowsill and water them when the soil feels dry.

herb garden planters

herb garden with labeled planters

I can’t wait to be able to use them for cooking and tea!

Let me know what you think! Did I choose a good Spring craft?

If you’d like to see the last challenge, check out the Yarn Craft Challenge. The other bloggers’ crafts are linked at the bottom of the post.

The Craft Challenge Participants

Craft Challenge 2015 Introduction Eclectic Enchantments A Pop of Red Found This Painted That Tinkerbell Knits Make Something Mondays Image Map

Thanks for reading 🙂 Happy Crafting!

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8 thoughts on “Spring Craft: DIY Herb Garden Painted and Labeled Planters

    • Aww, that’s so nice of you! I really appreciate it. You should definitely give these a shot. Make sure you use outdoor paint and not the typical canvas paint or it will flake off.

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